Texas LNG Plant Foes Tell 5th Circ. Feds Botched Reviews

Law360 (July 24, 2020, 9:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Fish and Wildlife Service violated several laws in their environmental reviews for a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline in the Rio Grande Valley, environmental groups and a fishing industry group told the Fifth Circuit Thursday.

In two briefs addressing each agency's actions approving the project, the Sierra Club, Save RGV from LNG, and Shrimpers and Fisherman of the RGV said the government failed on several fronts when greenlighting the Rio Grande LNG LLC project on over 750 acres of land near Brownsville, Texas.

The Rio Grande Valley is in the far southern...

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